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Chris - Photographer

chrisI have been photographing underwater since I put my small point and shoot camera in a perspex housing soon after learning to dive in early 2005. I have progressed through various cameras since then, my most recent over the last few years has been a Canon 7D in a Nauticam housing, with 2 x Inon Z240 strobes. My favourite lens has been the fabulous Tokina 10-17mm fisheye. For macro subjects my choice was the Canon 60mm. I have experimented with other lenses over the years, but kept coming back to these two.

In June 2016 I decided to change my underwater setup, and change all my SLR equipment. I am now using my Sony RX100 Mk 4 in a Nauticam housing, with 2 x Inon Z240 strobes. I have also added the Nauticam CMC Macro Converter, and WWL Wide Angle Lens, both wet lenses.

I have loved using this camera topside, and been impressed with the small compact size and beautiful quality photos, so it was an easy decision to take it underwater.

My first experience using the new rig was our trip to Walindi. I was really impressed with the photos. I believe they are equal in every way to those I was previously shooting with the SLR, and the ability to now shoot both macro and wide angle on the one dive (something you could never do with an SLR) is a real bonus. The new camera also gives me easy one-button access to great quality video (but that is Andy's domain so I won't go there)

At this stage I will never be going back to a big heavy SLR setup again, and having to make the agonising decision before each dive - what lens? Macro or wide?

These days I just enjoy sharing my underwater images with friends, family, and on social media,  but for several years I challenged myself by entering various underwater photographic competitions, where I was  honoured and humbled to have been acknowledged by my peers and win several awards in prestigious competitions.

Andy - Videographer

andyAndy became frustrated when diving with me as he spent an increasing amount of time waiting while I took photos, so he purchased a small Sanyo Xacti camcorder in a housing.

His mantra was "something small and lightweight" but as he became more involved and realised the limitations of the small rig and lack of lighting, he progressed through various upgrades, until his most recent setup, which was a Panasonic HDC-TM700 camcorder in a Mangrove Aditech Housing with a WP-90 Wide Lens.

For lighting he was using two Sola 1200 video lights mounted on lightweight flexi arms ( note....his rig was no longer "small" or "lightweight" at this stage.

Recently, like me, he was finding the big rig heavy and cumbersome, particularly for overseas travel, so he has now changed his whole setup and is using a Nikon Coolpix W300 which is waterproof to 30m. He has  kept the Sola lights and frame.

Video editing takes up a lot of non-diving time. Programs of choice are Magix Video Pro X . Diving, underwater videography and editing are all a welcome contrast to his professional life as a dentist.

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